How To Construct a Do It Yourself Vertical Veggie Garden

vertical vegetable garden

This modern, modular vertical vegetable garden job works well in any space. Because it uses wood containers, you do not have to worry about the quality of your existing soil, and they can sit on any surface area: turf, concrete, gravel or perhaps a wooden deck. The garden’s vertical orientation lets you grow an entire lot of veggies, herbs, and flowers in a tiny footprint. The boxes are adjustable to fit your space– all you need is a solid wall or fence to connect the structure to, and you can put this man anywhere.

Vertical Veggie Garden Tools and Materials:

vertical vegetable garden (front view)

Building the Boxes:

I constructed my job out of one-by cedar material. Since my vertical garden was going to be outdoors, I understood it would have lots of contact with water and direct sunshine, so I picked cedar for its natural decay-resistant homes. I would never ever utilize pressure-treated lumber for this, as it contains chemicals that will leach into the soil where my edibles are growing.

building box frames for vertical vegetable garden

The main boxes determine 10 ‘ high by 23 ‘ long and 7 1/4 ‘ broad. The sides are made from cedar 1x8s, cut to 10 ‘. 2 cedar 1x3s comprise the base, 21 1/2 ‘ in length, to give the bottom strength. Note that this is not a solid bottom so that the soil can have proper drain. The 1x3s are spaced equally throughout the bottom.

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attaching 1x3 wood pieces to box frame

The slats on the sides are made from cedar 1 ‘ 2 material, cut to 23 ‘. Be sure to position them flush with the top and bottom of the box, hiding the 1 ‘ 3 ‘ base when viewed from the front. Just area them evenly by eye, about 1 to 1 1/2 ‘ apart.

1x3 attached to box frame

To give the covered boxes a little bit more area, the center boxes are 12 3/4 ‘ high and use 5 slats to comprise the front and back.

stapling wire mesh to box frames

Once your boxes are assembled, cut 1/2 ‘ mesh hardware cloth utilizing snips or cutting pliers, and staple it to the 1 ‘ 3 ‘ base to comprise the bottom of the boxes.

stapling weed barrier cloth to frame

To figure out the length, wrap it around the outside of the 2 sides and the bottom, like you would when covering a present. Cut to size, then staple to the leading slat of one side, and work your way down the bottom, across, and up the other side, using lots of staples to keep things taut.

Assembling the Vertical Garden

assembling the vertical garden frames against a wall

Begin by positioning 2 of the much shorter boxes on the ground, and include a taller box to span the gap. Once you more than happy with their placement, screw them to the support material (the fence, wall, or what have you).

attaching a l shaped riser to the wall

It’s cut to the very same height as the taller boxes– 12 3/4 ‘– and is a piece of 1 ‘ 8 ‘ with a 1 ‘ 2 ‘ screwed perpendicularly to the back. Line it up carefully with the bottom box, and attach.

planting vegetables into the vertical garden

Continue to build your vertical veggie garden until all the boxes and risers are connected and safe and secure. Then, fill them with potting soil, and include your plants.

created at: 04/08/2015

There you have it, a stunning space-saving vertical veggie garden. We hope you experiment with this simple Do It Yourself task!

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